SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 12, 2005
ACUITY BRANDS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|1170 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA||30309|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 404-853-1400
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
|¨||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|¨||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
|Item 5.05.||Amendments to the Registrants Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics|
On January 6, 2005, the Board of Directors of Acuity Brands, Inc. (the Registrant) approved the Registrants revised Code of Ethics and Business Conduct (the Code). The revised Code is furnished as an exhibit to this filing. It can also be found on the Registrants website at www.acuitybrands.com.
The revisions to the Code include, but are not limited to, the expansion of areas addressed under certain sections of the Code and the clarification of certain definitions contained in the Code.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|14||Code of Ethics and Business Conduct|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the Undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 12, 2005
ACUITY BRANDS, INC.
/s/ Vernon J. Nagel
Vernon J. Nagel
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer